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Lunar Lantern: The Pig

Where
453 George St
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Cnr Market and George Streets (outside of Kidstuff)
When

Every day, all day Saturday 29 January to Sunday 13 February

Cost

Free

To be truly comfortable and to indulge in all life has to offer is to be as ’happy as a pig in mud’.

This lantern brings the famous saying to life in an animated, youthful and vibrant way. A 3m tall shiny pink pig, almost cartoon like in its proportions, joyfully dances in a puddle of fluorescent coloured mud.

Based on traditional Chinese wireframe lantern making techniques, the Pig is happily covered in a splash of vibrant acrylic, creating a costume of liquid caught in motion.

Artist bio

Alexandra Sommer and Brad Clark are creatives working across Events, Theatre & Production Design. Graduates of the NIDA, Alexandra and Brad’s theatrical body of work includes Jerry Springer the Opera at the Sydney Opera House, Gallipoli for STC and All the Blood and All the Water for Riverside Theatre Company, for which they won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Set Design.

Alexandra & Brad have designed the inaugural Winter Feast for MONA, the launch of the Barangaroo Reserve site and have worked on the Lunar Lanterns exhibition since 2016.

Lunar Tour

Find these magnificent giant artworks on the Lunar Tour.

The free, self-guided tour is available in the Sydney Culture Walks app. Download from the App Store or on Google Play now.

Listen to an audio description of this lantern.

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